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Ancona Name Meaning

Italian and Jewish (from Italy): habitational name from the Adriatic port of Ancona, which was founded by Greek refugees from Syracuse in about 390 bc. Its name is derived from Greek ankon ‘elbow’, with reference to the shape of the cape on which it is situated.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Anna, Azcona, Antoni, Celona, Andrea, Aldana, Licona, Kantola, Antuna

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Where is the Ancona family from?

You can see how Ancona families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ancona family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Ancona families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Ancona family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Ancona's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Ancona families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ancona surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ancona ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ancona. 18% of Ancona men worked as a Laborer and 46% of Ancona women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ancona were Baker and Packer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Proprietor
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Baker
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    46%
  • Beauty Operator
    19%
  • Finisher
    19%
  • Packer
    19%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ancona. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ancona. For the veterans among your Ancona ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ancona lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ancona life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Ancona in 1962 was 86, and 81 in 2004.

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